Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Samuel Cole Williams ~ January 15, 1864 - December 14, 1947

Marker ID: THC 1A 88
Location: on S. Roan St. near Library Lane, Johnson City, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 19.086    W 082° 21.071
  36.3181    -82.35118333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5CTK


Culminating his career as an attorney teacher, codifier of law, Judge of the State Supreme Court, Judge Samuel Cole Williams-- the Dean of Tennessee Historians --provided in the 1940's the leadership and inspiration for reawakening of interest in Tennessee history. Judge Williams contributed immeasurably to the written history of Tennessee through exhaustive research, scholarly and (see other side)

prolific writing and the re-printing and editing of important documentary works. As Chairman of the reactivated Tennessee Historical Commission Judge Williams enhanced the historical consciousness of Tennesseans by inspiring others to write state history, by leading in the preservation of significant landmarks, and by guiding the observance of Tennessee's sesquicentennial anniversary of statehood.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.